Gah... I just missed the deadline on this one
However, rules are rules and it's my own fault - I should have got my entry in sooner. I won't ask Rev to call a re-vote just because I underestimated the amount of traffic on the way home to post this...
Anyway, here's what I would have entered if I'd made the deadline. Obviously it's not what I said I'd be doing, but in the middle of last night I realised it would be impossible to finish making the Shrine and gardens in time, plus there was the small matter of 90% of my workers starving and leaving an army of ghosts to be cleaned up... Inspired by a half-joke-half-chellenge in the Ancient Wonders list that EnvizionREv posted, I was decided to create this: my take on the Leaning Tower of Pisa
It's subtle, but all of the columns actually slant by 3-4 degrees, exactly like the real building. To help show the lean I also 'shifted' the position of the comlumns from the ground floor to the right by 1 block, although all the floors from then on are in line. Most of the images of the real Tower are greatly exaggerated, looking back from a distance it's actually not leaning by very much at all. The isometric angled perspective of Towns doesn't help either, TBH... Obviously it's not as tall in scale as the real one, but the idea was more to show the slant than to make a really great entry - I was rather pressed for time, after all.
As you can see, the whole project was done with the 11 starting townies in less than a month - add about as much time again for pausing (most of the floors were layed out in 'real time', but I did a lot of pausing and deleting when things were misplaced/dropped/drastically changed). I probably should have spent more time tidying up the shadows on the La Pedra columns, but I don't even know where they came from so IDK how long it would have taken
Mods: ho boy, where to start? A home cooked creative mod (basically just making all the blocks and items free), Pibo's Taj Mahal mod (thanks for the trees, diagonal blocks and railings
), and of course there were subtle graphical tweaks to the La Pedra walls which make up the coloumns.
Best of luck to the entrants, and for the record I voted for Buster10 - mostly due to the subtle use of mods to make everything tie together better.
What's that you're eating? A nice, juicy apple? You weren't supposed to eat that you fool, you were supposed to make it into a pie! - last words recorded words of Francis D'Avre before he went looking for snowcherries, but found a hungry Yeti instead.